Phew, managed to get the chapter out in time~
List of characters :
帕特里 Patrik (Python) / 林沐 Lin Mu (Female)
科恩 Cohen (White tiger) / 拉尔 Lal (Centipede)
洛克 Locke (Horned lion) / 萨沙 Sasha (Female)
杰森 Jason (Black cobra) / 莱丝 Lais (Female)
罗伊德 Lloyd (???) / 菲尔 Phil (Female)
球球 Qiuqiu (pet?)
卡索 Casso (Winged wolf)
达蒙 Damon (??? / Casso’s father)
米莎 Misha (Female)
马特 Matt (Silver wolf / Misha’s father)
Howth (Golden winged lion)
Ba-Ao (Brown winged bear)
Please do not repost elsewhere and do not re-translate to other language from my English version.
Chapter 70 Picnic
When Lin Mu just woke up, he knew that the weather must be very good today. At least it would be quite sunny, otherwise, the house would not be invaded by so much sunlight. Because Lin Mu loves to stay in bed and mentioned that he wants to go to bed early and get up early, Patrik will open the window in the bedroom when he gets up to let in the fresh air and brighten the room so that Lin Mu will wake up earlier. Lin Mu stared at the sunlight outside the house in a daze and couldn’t help covering his eyes with his hands. After yawning, he started to get up.
After breakfast, Lin Mu walked to the yard and looked at the blue sky and white clouds.
“It’s really a good autumn weather. Since the weather is so good, we should go out for a picnic, or we will let it down for being a nice weather.”
Hence, Lin Mu went out to find Huang Yuan and the females.
Lin Mu went to Ryan’s house first. Phil has been studying medicine with Huang Yuan recently, so the two must be together at this moment. When Lin Mu reached, he saw Phil learning to dry herbs with Huang Yuan. Seeing Lin Mu coming over, the two raised their heads and greeted him with a smile.
“I think the weather is good today, so I took the herbal medicine out to dry. Why did you think of looking for me?” Huang Yuan put down the medicine in his hand and asked Lin Mu with a smile.
“It’s because the weather is so good today, so I’m here to ask you guys if you want to go on a picnic together.” Although Lin Mu can just go on a picnic with Patrik, he still thinks it is nicer to have a picnic with more people.
Hearing that Lin Mu is going to have a picnic together, both of the females agreed that it is a pretty good idea.
“Then I will prepare some food,” Phil said happily.
Huang Yuan shrugged to Lin Mu, “I can’t cook any food.”
Lin Mu laughed, “Can you just ask Ryan to help you prepare? Isn’t he always cooking in your family? Don’t forget to ask Ryan to go with you.”
When Huang Yuan heard Lin Mu said ‘your family’, he felt a profound feeling in his heart. Then Lin Mu said to invite Ryan to go together, Huang Yuan asked, “He is doing the guarding duty in the tribe today. Is it suitable for him to go for a picnic?”
“I’m getting Sasha, Lais, and the little ones to follow along at the picnic. Isn’t that’s the reason why the beastman stays in the tribe, which is to protect us?”
“Your analysis is so thorough, I will tell him.”
At this moment, Phil had gone home to prepare food, and Lin Mu is going around to find other people.
“I’m leaving first, see you later.”
After Lin Mu left, Huang Yuan looked at the empty house. He needs to find Ryan, but he didn’t know where Ryan was. But this doesn’t matter, since the tribe is not very big anyway, he should be able to find him if he goes out and ask around. Huang Yuan went out and looked at the directions around. Ryan’s house is considered to be on the periphery. There is a main road leading to the mountain in front of the door. But Ryan shouldn’t be going up the mountain, so Huang Yuan decided to check the square.
Ryan’s home is in the north. Huang Yuan walked along the road and asked everyone he met, but no one knew where Ryan had gone. Just as Huang Yuan is about to visit Lin Mu’s house, he saw 3 young ones passing by in front of him. Towards Casso and Qiuqiu, Huang Yuan is quite familiar with them. After all, they like to bump meals in Lin Mu’s house, but the skills of these two little ones are not as strong as him1. But he is not familiar with Misha, he only knew that Misha is Matt’s child, and also the only female cub in the tribe.
Just as Huang Yuan saw Misha and the other two, Misha naturally saw him as well. But Misha obviously didn’t mean to show Huang Yuan a good expression. Misha looked at Huang Yuan coldly and deliberately snorted to express his dislike. Misha knew that this person is not the doctor who was unwilling to treat his dad, but his appearance made his father angry, and didn’t like seeing Huang Yuan. In Misha’s heart, if his father didn’t like Huang Yuan, he will dislike him as well.
Seeing Misha’s attitude towards him, Huang Yuan couldn’t help but once again lamented his own bad luck. Of all people, why he transmigrated into someone who has enmity with this tribe? Huang Yuan felt that he really couldn’t afford to be sad. But he would not care about a child’s opinion either.
Huang Yuan only said hello to the 3 little ones. Misha’s attitude showed that he is unwilling to talk to him. As for Casso and Qiuqiu, even if they are willing to answer his question, he wouldn’t be able to understand, so Huang Yuan decided to visit Lin Mu’s house first. Huang Yuan has just taken a few steps when he remembered something. He turned around and shouted at them, “Did Lin Mu tell you about the picnic?”
Qiuqiu chirped happily, but Huang Yuan obviously couldn’t see its expression. Casso saw that Misha didn’t mean to talk to Huang Yuan at all, and figured that it is the only one who can answer, so Casso nodded at Huang Yuan in a humanly way to express that they already know.
Huang Yuan got the answer he wanted and went to Lin Mu’s house happily. Coincidentally, Lin Mu hasn’t arrived home yet.
Lin Mu bumped into Ryan when he went to Matt’s house to find the 3 little ones. Ryan seemed to be asking Matt to help him make some racks to dry herbs. Although Matt didn’t like seeing Huang Yuan, he believed that Huang Yuan is not Reila, so he is willing to help with Ryan’s request.
Lin Mu saw that Matt didn’t feel unwilling to make things for Huang Yuan, and was relieved. He found the little ones and told them about going to a picnic. By the way, he told Ryan about preparing food for Huang Yuan before heading home.
Lin Mu has just reached the door when he saw Patrik coming from another road, “You came back early.”
Patrik: “The weather is fine today, so I came back early to take out the quilt and the animal skins to dry.”
Patrik’s sense of homemaking is making Lin Mu felt warm.
“I’m planning to go out for a picnic today.”
Patrik nodded, “Today’s weather is good for a picnic.”
Lin Mu smiled, “I’ve invited Huang Yuan and the rest. Everyone enjoys a picnic, so I’m going to prepare food now. I can’t help you dry the quilt.”
Patrik didn’t want Lin Mu to do it originally. He can do these things easily. Just that he generally won’t stop Lin Mu if he wants to help. Two people doing things together is also a kind of fun to get along with.
“Is there anything you want to eat?”
Patrik thought for a moment before replying, “Flatcakes.”
The flatcakes that Patrik mentioned were beef flatcakes. He took a liking to it after eating it once, but because he didn’t want to tire Lin Mu, Patrik could only ask to eat it occasionally.
“Okay.” Lin Mu said and went into the kitchen.
Lin Mu is going to make bring small snacks, some flower tea, condiments, and of course Patrik’s beef flatcakes. As for the fruits, he doesn’t plan to bring them as they can pick whatever they like on the mountain. The newly fried beef flatcakes smelled very good, and Patrik couldn’t help but ate 3 of them. Lin Mu isn’t very worried about Patrik getting full after eating 3 flatcakes because he knew that Patrik had a big appetite.
After everything was ready, Lin Mu and Patrik went to the square to meet everyone. Almost everyone was there when Lin Mu arrived. Qiuqiu even ran to him, and then instead of jumping into Lin Mu’s arms as usual, it stood by Lin Mu’s feet and stared at him. Looking at Lin Mu with its big and round eyes, Lin Mu could see the obvious meaning of begging for food.
Lin Mu squatted down, stretched out his finger to poke at Qiuqiu’s forehead, “You are such a little foodie.” Then he took out a small piece of snack from his basket to Qiuqiu, “Eat this first, you will have more to eat when we get to the place. Didn’t you see we have so many food baskets here?”
Qiuqiu chirped happily and then went to Casso with the snack.
When everyone arrived, they started to set off. Going for a picnic means they have to look for beautiful scenery and places for them to play, so they choose the south mountain. There are many fruit trees on the mountain to the south, the most important thing is that there are a small stream and a waterfall. They won’t be playing at the waterfall, but the creek is a good place to go. There is a wide area between the shore and the woods, so they can spread the hides they brought on the ground and sit on it.
The moment they reached the place, the beastmen spread the blanket on the ground. Then Lin Mu and the others couldn’t wait to sit down and rest.
“Extremely exhausted, it seems that I am lacking exercises recently!” Sasha lay on the animal skin, panting as he rested.
Lying down beside him is Huang Yuan, and he said, “You lack exercise, while I didn’t exercise at all. Aiya, I have planned to go out to collect medicinal herbs. It seems that I have to exercise to increase physical fitness.”
Phil heard Huang Yuan say that he will be going out to gather herbs and immediately said that he would also go, “Huang Yuan, please take me with you when the time comes. I can help you and learn more about herbs from you.”
Huang Yuan nodded immediately and agreed. Phil could be regarded as his apprentice by any means, so he should teach him well.
Lin Mu sat down looking at the people lying in the pile and smiled at Lais who was also sitting to rest.
After the females have rested, they began to put the things they had brought on the animal skins. Because several families came to the picnic, their animal skins were spread together. When eating, everyone sat in their own places, but the food was shared in the middle.
Lin Mu talked to Patrik and asked him to catch some chickens and some rabbits. Originally, he planned to get Casso to follow to catch the chicken, but Casso said that it was going to find the cocoon, so Lin Mu would not ask it to go. Lin Mu knew why Casso wanted to pick silkworm cocoons. It must want to eat silkworm pupae.
When the beastmen go hunting, the females would not be idle, they are going to pick some vegetables and fruits.
Because the females want to pick fruits and vegetables, some beastman naturally needs to follow them. Although they might think the beastmen are being too careful, it’s fine to be careful so no one complained about being followed all the time.
Huang Yuan has seen quite some varieties of fruits in this world but when he sees such a large bundle of grapes, he is still amazed by the scenery in front of him. This is a very special place. The grapes are growing naturally, but it gives off the feeling of cultivated grapes because they are under a big grape trellis. The trellis is formed because the vines are too close to each other, so the vines crawled out into a long vine corridor through the extended branches. Huang Yuan looked up at the plump bunches of grapes hanging over his head. The skin is dark purple, and it was gratifying to look at it.
“So many grapes, when could I finish eating them?”
Huang Yuan asked as he plucked a grape. Because there are no pesticides in this world, he wiped the grape a bit and ate it. The taste is sweet and sour.
Huang Yuan: “It tastes great!”
Lin Mu picked a bunch of ripe grapes and put them in a basket. Then he said to Huang Yuan, who was picking and eating the grapes, “You won’t be able to finish it. Sigh, I feel distressed thinking that such good grapes are wasted like this… If there are jars, I can pick all these grapes to make wine.”
“Jars? It can be done.”
“Really?!” Lin Mu heard Huang Yuan say that which means he(HY) has a way.
“Although I didn’t achieve much when I came here, I still did something to benefit the people. I managed to get my previous tribe to bake a clay pot or something like that.”
“That’s great! This way I can make not only grape wine, but also fruit wine, and pickles. Having clay pots will be so useful!”
“Then you have to give me some wine also.”
Lin Mu was in a good mood and waved his hand, “This is not a problem.” Lin Mu couldn’t help but complain, “Why didn’t you say it earlier that you can make pottery?”
Huang Yuan scratched his hair, “Well when I see you managed the tribe so well, I think you must be omnipotent and know how to make pottery already.”
“Unfortunately, I really don’t know this one. Since we know that you can make pottery, then we have to bake them early.” Lin Mu are typically those people who believe in rumors without hesitation. Knowing that he can make wine, he simply can’t wait.
“We need to find suitable soil. Let’s talk about a picnic first.”
“En, you have to hurry up after the picnic. No, I have to let Patrik know such good news right away.” As Lin Mu said that, he turned and wanted to run back.
Seeing Lin Mu getting overexcited, Huang Yuan immediately grabbed him and said, “Patrik and the rest haven’t come back yet.”
Feeling that he was too excited, Lin Mu smiled embarrassedly, “Hehe, I’m too happy.”
“Let’s pick the fruit quickly as we need to wash it.” Huang Yuan urged with a smile.
The picnic made everyone happy, and Lin Mu, who will be able to make pottery soon, is even happier, so this picnic was very successful.
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